Church and Convent of São Francisco - SalvadorWelcome to Brazil:The Catholic Guardianof the WorldBasílica of Nossa Senhora Aparecida - SP

Day 1 - SALVADORThe temple houses precious works of sacred art, such as the sculpture of the Dead Lord, by Francisco de Chagas Xavier, in which thedrops of blood are represented by rubies. The original decoration, inbaroque carving, was replaced by neoclassical between 1827 and1828. It has beautiful panels of Portuguese tiles.We continue to the Cathedral Basilica Primacial San Salvador that itis the mother church of all the churches in the ecclesiastical circumscription of San Salvador of Bahia, where it is also located the Parishof the Transfiguration of the Lord. We will continue walking thestreets of Pelourinho until the Church of the Venerable Third Orderof the Rosary of Our Lady to the Doors of the Carmo, called asChurch of the Rosary of the Blacks, was founded in 1685, by one ofthe first brotherhoods of the black men of Brazil. The presentChurch of the Pelourinho began to be constructed in 1704 by theown Brotherhood, by the own black brothers, including slaves. Thebaroque image of Our Lady of the Rosary, from 1685, was transferred from the Cathedral and is on the high altar. Return to thehotel.Free evening, we recommend to attend the mass in The Church andConvent of Our Lady of Carmo.Arrival in Salvador. Meeting and Assistance to the Group at theAirport – Transfer from Salvador Airport to Hotel Pestana Conventodo Carmo, a historic hotel located in Santo Antonio, downtowndistrict, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. The Convent,originally built in 1586 by the First Order of the Freis Carmelites, hasbeen, over the centuries, the stage of great events in the history ofBrazil. Free night. Overnight.Memorial Irmã DulceDay 2 - SALVADORBreakfast at the Hotel.Departure in the morning to the Sister Dulce s Sanctuary. At 08:30we will attend a Mass and then visit the sanctuary also known as theChurch of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God, whichhas been in operation since 2003 and was raised because of theassistance of believers and donations. The sanctuary is located nextto the headquarters of the Irmã Dulce Social Works (OSID), in Largode Roma, and has a capacity for more than 1,000 persons seated.The church began to be built in 2002, starting from the BrickCampaign, in the same place where in the 40s in the 20th centurySister Dulce had built the “Circulo Operário da Bahia” and “CineRoma”. We will also visit the Chapel of the Relics that was opened onJune 9, 2010, when the body of the Venerable Dulce rests. SisterDulce was one of the most important, influential and notorioushumanitarian activists of the 20th century. Her great charity worksare national reference, and have gained repercussion in the world.Her name is always related to charity and love of the poors. Namedfor the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, she was beatified by the specialenvoy of Pope Bento XVI. Sister Dulce can become the first CatholicSaint born in Brazil.After, we will visit the most famous Church in Salvador, the Churchof Senhor do Bonfim. The devotion to Senhor do Bonfim strengthened when Dom Joao V, in front of the image of Senhor do Bonfim,made promises for the healing of his father who was sick, the KingDom Pedro II. In 1772 the construction of the chapel were completed. In 1773 the liturgical Party of Bonfim. During this year alsobegun the Church Washing Tradition, when the members of the"Brotherhood of the Lay Devotees" forced the slaves to wash theChurch as part of the preparations for the Party of Senhor doBonfim, on the second Sunday of January, after Kings day.Afterwards we will return to the Hotel for rest and for Lunch.In the afternoon, we will continue our second Tour of the day.We will visit the Church and Convent of San Francisco. It was builtbetween the XVII and XVIII centuries, the Church and the Convent ofSan Francisco are classified as one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World and preserved by IPHAN. Its 18th centuryPortuguese tiles reproduce the birth of San Francisco and areadorned with wooden carvings molded with gold dust and withsymbols of the Brazilian baroque: leaves, pelicans, flowers, angels.The interior of the church is composed of polychrome images ofBahian masters, masterpieces of sacred art, much carved jacarandaand two stones basins, donated by D. João V, king of Portugal,pulpits and ceiling with various sacred paintings, as well as imagesof St. Peter of Alcantara, St. Benedict, St. Joseph, the Heart of Jesus,St. Anthony and St. Francis of Assis on the high altar. On the left side,the images of N. S. da Conceição, N. S. da Glória, N. S. da Piedade, S.S. Santana, S. Luzia and S. Domingos are highlighted.After, we will walk to The Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco,arrived in Brazil between 1555 and 1557. The Third Order of theFranciscans of Bahia was founded in 1635 by Frei Cosme de SanDamiano. There was a reconstruction in 1799 after a fire. Its facadeis carved out with sandstone, the only one in Brazil.San Francisco Church and ConventDay 3 – SALVADOR x FOZ DO IGUAÇUBreakfast at the Hotel.Departure from the Hotel to Salvador Airport and fly to Foz doIguaçu.Arrival in Foz do Iguaçu. Meeting and Assistance to the Group at theAirport – Transfer from Foz do Iguaçu Airport to the Hotel. FreeNight . Overnight.Day 4 – FOZ DO IGUAÇUBreakfast at the Hotel.After breakfast we will departure from the Hotel for a Full day Tour.We will visit the ruins of San Ignacio, located in the city of Posadas(Argentina) and the Ruins in the Paraguayan side in the city ofEncarnación. In 1610, during the Spanish colonization, the Jesuitsfounded in the region of Guaíra the Mission of San Ignacio Mini,known as the Ruins of San Ignacio. The Jesuits had a mission toevangelize the Guarani Indians, so the Indians were under theprotection of Spanish law and the Spanish government maintainedtheir dominion in the region that had already been a PortugueseColony. In 1692 the walls were built, in 1817 San Ignacio wasattacked again, this time by the Paraguayans, when almost everything was destroyed leaving only the ruins were forgotten until the40s, after that there was a restoration in the ruins. Since 1984, SanIgnacio Miní is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Then we will continue to the Paraguayan side, a few kilometersaway, another great mission, the Holy Trinity. The most importanton the spot is the imposing church with sacred images of the Jesuitperiod.the ruins of Encarnación1

It was founded in June 1706 and in 1728 had a population of 3.000Guarani Indians.It was rediscovered about two centuries after its abandonment, anddeclared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1993.In the ruins we also can see what was once a large square wherepeople from the village gathered and where it was located in theold sacristy. Today became a Jesuit Museum, where we find sculptures and a model of what the mission was like. This place has thegreatest temple among all the other Jesuit reductions.Overnight.Ruins of San Ignácio - ARDay 5 – FOZ DO IGUAÇUBreakfast at the Hotel.On this day we will know the two sides of a Natural Heritage ofHumanity and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Visitingthe Iguaçu Falls is an immersion experience in nature, through ahiking trail in the middle of the woods and the imminent proximityof the immense waterfalls of the Iguaçu River.In the morning we will go to the Brazilian side, where we will boarda bus to the footbridge to admire the strength of the waterfalls.After, we will cross the Presidente Tancredo Neves Bridge, known asthe Friendship Bridge, we will arrive at the Iguazú National Park, inthe province of Missiones, we will embark on an ecological train in awalk of approximately 20min through the woods to the stop of theCataratas Station, where we will visit the upper part of the walkwayto the lower circuit of the Falls, through a 1600m long catwalk willreach the main point of our tour, the fall known as Devil's Throat.Lunch Porto Canoas (Brazilian side) or La Selva (Argentine side) Included. Return to the Hotel and Free Night.We recommend a visit to the Diocesan Cathedral of Our Lady ofGuadalupe, schedule of the mass every day at 7pm. Overnight.Iguacú FallsThe Museum's Collection is predominantly composed by pieces ofSacred Art that refers to the social life of São Paulo, linked to thereligiosity of the early days of the city. The pieces range from the16th to the 20th century.After the stop for lunch we will continue our Tour passing by SéCathedral, on despite having a dome in Renaissance style, theMetropolitan Cathedral of São Paulo is considered the fourthlargest neo-Gothic temple in the world.Anchieta MuseumWe will continue to the Museum of Sacred Art in São Paulo, itsinstallation date from June 29, 1970. The oldest part of the complexwas built under the guidance of Frei Antônio de Santana Galvão.We will continue our Tour of San Luis Gonzaga Parish, which openedin March 1935. Construction in Greco-Roman style was a project ofthe former student of Colégio São Luís, engineer and architect Luisde Mello Anhaia. We will continue to the São Gonçalo Parish, thatwas built in 1757. In 1840, the church was built, with the foundationof the Brotherhood of Our Lady and of São Gonçalo. In 1893, thechurch was handed over to the Jesuits.The last point of our Tour will be the São Bento Monastery, animportant symbol of the São Paulo City with more than 400 years ofhistory. The current construction of the Monastery is not the sameas in previous centuries, this is already the fourth building. In 1910 itwas started the construction of the new Church and Monastery. TheBasilica was consecrated only in 1922.Return to the Hotel. Check-in and rest. Free night. Overnight.Day 7 – SÃO PAULO X EMBÚ DAS ARTESBreakfast at the Hotel.Today we will visit the City of Embú das Artes, located around 25 kmfrom São Paulo City. Embú das Artes is one of the oldest in the country and simply exciting for anyone who likes history. Until thesixteenth century, the region was populated by tupiniquins,warriors and violent Indians. In 1554, along with the GuaraníIndians, with whom they lived, the religious founded the village ofBohi. In 1730, the Jesuits built their house next to the church but bythe Portuguese Crown, they were expelled from Brazil in 1759. Thepriests left, but leave a treasure for the city of São Paulo: a beautifulset of colonial architecture, which now houses the Sacred ArtMuseum , and the historic center. Taken as National HistoricalHeritage and protected by the National Historical and ArtisticHeritage Institute (Iphan), it is one of the most preserved Jesuitbuildings that remain in São Paulo. The highlight of the Museum ofSacred Art is the work "Dead Lord", carved in full size on a singlewooden trunk. Overnight.Museum of Sacred ArtDay 6 – FOZ DO IGUAÇU x SÃO PAULOBreakfast at the Hotel. Departure from the Hotel to Foz do IguaçuAirport and fly to São Paulo City.Arrival in São Paulo City. Meeting and Assistance to the Group at theAirport – Transfer from São Paulo Airport (CGH or GRU) to the Hotel.We will continue on the Tour with a visit at “Pátio do Colegio”, placeof the first Jesuit mission in São Paulo and the Anchieta Museum.Inaugurated in 1979, its objective is to recover the memory and theimportance of the place.2

Day 8 – SÃO PAULO x N.S.APARECIDA x RIOA curious fact about the decision to build the Church of Candelaria:it is said that its origin would be a promise made by Antonio Martinsde la Palma and his wife Leonor Gonçalves, in the 17th century, inthe middle of a boat trip to Rio de January, the couple faced astrong storm that almost devastated the boat. Devotees of OurLady of the Candelaria, they promised to erect a church in theirpraise, if they arrived safely at their destination.Breakfast at the Hotel.We will leave the city of São Paulo towards the Sanctuary of OurLady Aparecida, in the city of the same name. The largest sanctuaryin the world dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus, is located in theParaíba Valley, in the interior of São Paulo StateThe foundation stone of the Basílica Nova was launched on September 10, 1946, but the actual beginning of the construction tookplace on November 11, 1955. The first mass took place on September 11, 1946 and the first service to the pilgrims in 21 June 1959. Thereligious activities in the Sanctuary finally took place from October3, 1982, when the Miraculous Image of the Old Basilica was transferred to the Basílica Nova.Three Popes visited the National Shrine: João Paulo II in 1980, PopeBenedict XVI, when he opened the Fifth Latin American and Caribbean Episcopal Conference in May 2007, and Pope Francisco in2013, during the activities of World Day of Youth, held this year inRio de Janeiro.Then we will continue our trip to Rio de Janeiro.Arrival in Rio, check in at the Hotel and Free Night. OvernightCandelária ChurchBasilica of Nossa Senhora AparecidaThey built a small chapel in Pio XI Square, inaugurated on August18, 1634, which would be the origin of the imposing Church of theCandelaria. In 1775, it was decided by the construction of a newtemple, that would only be finalized in 10 of July of 1898.Then continue to the São Bento Monastery where we will attend aMass with Gregorian chant. The São Bento Monastery in Rio deJaneiro was founded in 1590 by two monks from the Monastery ofBahia in 1589. They were the second religious order to establish ahouse in Rio de Janeiro, with the Benedictines being preceded onlyby the Jesuits. In 1596, the Monastery was already consolidated, inan appropriate place. It has as patron saint of Our Lady of Monserrate and is part of the Benedictine Congregation of Brazil.The interior of the Monastery is amazing, covered with gold.On Sundays, there is a mass with Gregorain Chants.Return to the Hotel and Free Night. OvernightDay 9 – RIO DE JANEIROBreakfast at the Hotel . Morning Free.In the afternoon we will have our first Tour in Rio de Janeiro City.We will go to Outeiro da Glória Church.It was inaugurated in 1739. Considered a jewelery of the BrazilianColonial Architeture and one of the most characteristic monumentof the city. Because of its high location has a nice view to Aterro doFlamengo and surroundings. Its plant is composed by 2 octagons,which it gives an 8 format.Outeiro da GloriaMonastery of São BentoDay 10 – RIO DE JANEIROBreakfast at the Hotel .After breakfast we will visit Corcovado Hill , the Statue of Christ, theRedeemer. The one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the38-meter-high monument, inaugurated in 1931, surprises by itsexuberance and panoramic view of the city.The idea of building the statue came in the nineteenth century,when Father Pedro Maria Boss suggested that a Christian monument be erected on top of Morro do Corcovado.We will participate in a mass at the Chapel at the foot of the Statueof Christ, the Redeemer.Return to the Hotel, Check Out.After the Outeiro da Glória, we ll visit the Metropolitan Cathedral ofRio de Janeiro. The Archdiocese of São Sebastião of Rio de Janeiro isa Catholic Church located at downtown area. It was inaugurated in1979, replacing the Catedral of the City of Rio de Janeiro, ChurchNossa Senhora do Carmo.In Modern style has a conic format with 106 meters of diameter. Thebeauty of the edification is the sobrian and straight lines and thecolourful stained glasses which extends till the dome of the Church.Then we ll go to the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, in the centerof the city.3End of our services.

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S. Santana, S. Luzia and S. Domingos are highlighted. After, we will walk to The Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, arrived in Brazil between 1555 and 1557. The Third Order of the Franciscans of Bahia was founded in 1635 by Frei Cosme de San Damiano. T